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City of Pullman Pullman Chamber of Commerce Pullman Regional Hospital Pullman School District Washington State University

PULLMAN COMMUNITY Vol. 18 No. 11 • November 2012


We give thanks for a wonderful year

In This Issue… YMCA at WSU..............................................1 Pullman Regional Hospital..........................3-5 Pullman Chamber of Commerce..................6-9 Washington State University.......................10 Friends of Hospice.......................................11 Washington Idaho Symphony.....................12

We are very blessed to be a part of a vibrant and smiling community

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington.....17 Pullman School District...............................18-19 Gladish Community Center..........................21 City of Pullman............................................22-23 Whitman County Humane Society..............24-25

For Youth Development For Healthy Living For Social Responsibility

YMCA at Washington State University P.O. Box 647230 • Pullman, WA • 99164 • 509-332-3524 Administrative Office: 105 NE Spring St. •

Palouse Discovery Science Center................26

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November 2012

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In this Thanksgiving Season We are thankful for…

November 2012

Pullman Regional Hospital

Veterans Day Recognition at Pullman Regional Hospital For Katie Evermann Druffel, M.S.W. Social and family members and will be on display at Worker for Pullman Regional Hospital, Veterans Pullman Regional Hospital as of November 5th. Day holds an opportunity to tell the stories of vetAmong the names listed are Evermann erans, to reflect, and to express gratitude. Druffel’s husband, father, and brothers. “It is imFor the past three years, Evermann Druffel has portant for the hospital staff and our visitors to helped collect the names of veterans that are affili- have the opportunity to see the names of our vetated with Pullman Regional Hospital for a poster erans, whom we work display in the hospital “I am doing my part and Pullman with and live with every during the month of NoRegional Hospital is doing its part to day, to stop and pause, vember. recognize our veterans. This is about say- and reflect on what it “It’s a small gesture ing thank you to the men and women means to each indito say, ‘Thank you for vidual,” said Evermann your service’,” said Ever- and their families  who have provided Druffel. mann Druffel. “When I service, and have made sacrifices for our “I am doing my part realized that a number country and our freedom.” and Pullman Regional of our Pullman Regional —Katie Evermann-Druffel, M.S.W. Hospital is doing its part Hospital family and affiliates were currently Social Worker, Pullman Regional Hospital to recognize our veterserving or had provided ans. This is about saying service to our country, I felt compelled to recognize thank you to the men and women and their famithem; it was the right thing to do,” she said. lies  who have provided service and have made The posters list names and years of military sacrifices for our country and our freedom,” said service of hospital staff, volunteers, physicians, Evermann Druffel.

Pullman Community UPDATE 3

Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary Holds Its 11th Annual Christmas Tree Raffle Pullman Regional Hospital will hold its 11th Annual Christmas Tree Raffle. The decorated three foot table top trees will be displayed in front of hospital’s Gift Garden. Raffle tickets are $1 each or eleven for $10 and may be purchased in the Gift Garden Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The trees will be raffled at the Auxiliary’s Holiday Tea on Saturday, December 8th. Winners need not be present to win and will be notified the following week. All proceeds from the Auxiliary’s Annual Christmas Tree Raffle help the Auxiliary in funding patient comfort and healing items. The Auxiliary has been generously funding comfort and healing items since 1968 and has donated a total of $437,325. To join the Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary, please call Kim Cook, Assistant Director of Development at 509336-7391.

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Pullman Regional Hospital

November 2012

Auxiliary Hosts Annual Holiday Tea

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Sweet Treats

Pullman Regional Hospital’s Gift Garden has a sweet tooth! See’s Candy is available for purchase as of November 19th. The Gift Garden is located by the Information Desk at the main entrance and is open Monday through Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm.

New Pet Partners Program for Pullman Regional Hospital By Kelly Sebold, Speech Language Pathologist, for Summit Therapy & Health Services 2011 Holiday Tea Committee members (left to right): Bonnie Ayre-Svingen, Mary Jo Chandler, Elfie Shorts, Pat Wright, Lynda Carey, Margo Balzarini, Susan Weed, Lola Finch

The Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Tea will be held Saturday, December 8th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Banyans on the Ridge Pavilion in Pullman. Committee members Margo Balzarini, Lynda Carey, Mary Jo Chandler, Lola Finch and Susan Weed, along with committee chair Pat Wright, will prepare and serve a traditional English high tea.

Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary members, their friends and community members are invited to be part of this annual tradition. Attendance is free, and donations are accepted during the tea. Reservations are kindly requested. Please call Pat Wright at 509-3324545 or email wrightp1020@msn. com by Friday, November 30th.

The Breast Cancer Support Group of the Palouse invites you to our

7th Annual DINNER AND A MOVIE We will treat you to dinner at the Red Sage Café, and together we will watch the wonderful English film Saving Grace (2000). Do bring a friend to this nice evening. Everyone is welcome!


Wednesday, NOVEMBER 14, 2012


6:00 P.M. Select your dinner at the Red Sage Café (you are our guests) 6:30 P.M. Introduction to the film, plus the film 8:15 P.M. Discussion of the film - or anything else


The Red Sage Café and Conference Rooms C and D Pullman Regional Hospital, 835 SE Bishop Boulevard

QUESTIONS: Birgitta Ingemanson, (509) 332-3002

As healthcare providers, we often choose our career paths based on the idea that we want to help others. In January of this year, a patient turned the tables on that concept and generously gave her beloved pet to my family. The result is the implementation of a new service at Pullman Regional Hospital, a program including pets called “Pet Partners” (formally Delta Society). How Lily Became Part of my Family During a routine visit with a patient in the Intensive Care Unit at Pullman Regional Hospital, I’d been asked to complete an evaluation on a patient who’d been living alone. As the patient and I were talking, the subject of dogs came up. It turned out she had a We get to “pay it forward” by combining black standard poodle named “Lily.”  I was excited to Lily’s love of people and the proven bentell her our family loved poodles, and sadly, we had just lost Rico, our 5-year-old black standard poodle. efits of animal assisted interventions for The next day I returned to check on my patient. The family informed me that their mom wanted to give Lily to our family. This dog was the love of her life. She said Lily had helped her remain independent and in such good health for so long. She said it was meant to be that I was sent there to see her and they were hoping I would accept Lily as part of my family. Tears streamed down my face; I was beyond moved by their generosity, excited about the possibilities, and so thankful for a healthy pet.

people’s emotional and physical health.

—Kelly Sebold, Speech Language Pathologist, for Summit Therapy & Health Services and Lily, Standard Poodle.

support of the Pullman Regional Auxiliary, Volunteer Services, Summit Therapy & Health Services, and others to coordinate a Pet Partner program. Our goal is enriching the healing process through theraHow Lily Became Part of the Pullman Re- py, services, and companion animals. We get to “pay it forward” by combining Lily’s love of people and gional Family Lily and I have completed our registration pro- the proven benefits of animal assisted interventions cess to be Pet Partners, and are working with the for people’s emotional and physical health.

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Pullman Chamber of Commerce

November 2012

10 Reasons to Shop Pullman First

NEW MEMBERS Farmers Insurance —Bruce Perisho 102 W Main Street #10 Pullman, WA 99163 509-592-0868 N.W. MedStar 6315 W Rutter Ave Spokane, WA 99212 509-532-7964

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The Old European Restaurant, LLC 455 S Grand Ave Pullman, WA 99163 509-332-1057

cally and are more invested in the 8. Public benefits far outweigh pub1. Significantly more money stays in lic costs. Local businesses require community’s future. Pullman when purchases are made comparatively little infrastrucat locally owned, rather than nature investment and make more tionally owned, businesses. More 5. Customer service is more personal. Pullman businesses are closer to efficient use of public services money stays in the community bethe customer and tend to form perthan most “big box” stores or nacause locally owned businesses pursonal and lasting bonds with their tional chains. chase from other local businesses, customer base. service providers, and farms. 9. Local businesses encourage investment in the community. A 2. Most new jobs are provided by lo- 6. Competition and diversity lead to more choices. A multitude of small growing body of economic recally owned businesses. Small local businesses, each selecting products search shows that entrepreneurs businesses are the largest employer based on the needs of their local and skilled workers are more nationally, and in Pullman they customers and not on a nationlikely to settle in communities provide new jobs to residents. al sales plan, guarantees a much that preserve their one-of-a-kind broader range of product choices. 3. Our one-of-a-kind shops and resbusinesses and distinctive chartaurants are an integral part of our acter. distinctive character. The unique 7. Local business has a lighter environmental impact. Shopping in 10. Non-profits receive greater supcharacter of Pullman is what Pullman is more energy efficient, port. Non-profit organizations brought us here and will keep us requiring shorter travel distances. receive an average 350% greater here. Local businesses also make more support from local business ownlocal purchases, thus reducing the 4. Local business owners invest in ers than they do from non-locally overall carbon footprint of goods their community. Local businesses owned businesses. sold. are owned by people who live lo-

Students Of The Month

Peter Wolsborn


230 Main Street Pullman, WA 99163 509-334-9171

Membership Renewals Membership dues are assessed on the anniversary month of a member joining the Chamber. Special thanks go out to the following businesses and individuals who have elected to continue their support of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce:

Parents: Tim and Carrie Wolsborn Peter Wolsborn loves to make people laugh. He participates fully in class activities and enjoys working with others on group projects inside and outside of class. This year he was elected to be Vice president of the drama club. He has been in a number of PHS productions, both as a cast member and a behind the scenes volunteer. Peter is a member of the PHS Advanced Ensemble and takes a leadership role in the group with choreography and during concerts and rehearsals. Peter has run cross country for the past three years and is serving as team captain this year. He participates in his school’s Spirit Club as the club’s treasurer, and attends sporting events regularly. In the future, Peter plans to go to college for a business degree and then start his own business. He plans on continuing to act and sing during his college years. Peter Wolsborn

Ana Acevedo-Barg Parents: Jane Barga, Manuel Acevedo Ana Acevedo-Barga loves learning! She is willing to ask questions, she desires to truly understand the material and she has grown to appreciate the importance of hard work. Ana works well with her classmates and is an asset in the classroom. Since her freshman year, Ana has been involved in Key Club. She has participated in and helped to organize a wide variety of events that focus on community service and giving back to others. Ana also volunteers at the Community Action Center. She is the PHS committee chair for the Diaper Drive, a collaboration between PHS and the Community Action Center. In addition to her school and volunteer activities, Ana has been involved with dance since she was three years old, and has had the opportunity to perform many times. In the future, Ana plans to attend a four-year university and pursue studies in psychology or pre-medicine. Ana Acevedo-Barga

Baumgarten Law Office, PLLC, Best Western Plus University Inn, Common Ministry At WSU/Interfaith House, Community Congregational United Church of Christ, Cougar Crest Apartments, Design West Architects, Digilent, Inc., DLG Enterprises, DustBusters, Frontier Communications, Fritz Hughes, Idaho Inn, Inland Northwest Broadcasting, Howard Kimball, NuChem, Ltd, Palouse Commercial Real Estate, Paper Pals, A Scrapbook & Stamp Store, Porky’s Pit Barbeque, R-Tech Systems, LLC, Siesta Motel, Simpson United Methodist Church, The Survival Kit Coupon Book – Giesa Communications, WALMART, Washington Trust Bank, Wesson Bunkhouse, Whitman County Association of Realtors, and WSU Athletic Director, WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos

Pullman Chamber of Commerce • 415 N. Grand Ave. • Pullman, WA 99163 509-334-3565 • Fax: 509-332-3232 • • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff: Executive Director: Marie Dymkoski • Office Manager: Debbie Holbrook • Tourism Director: Vicki Leeper • Events Coordinator: Amberly Boone

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Sunset Mart Convenience & Liquor Store Beginning in 1987, Sunset Mart has been a locally owned convenience store chained with eight stores located through the Palouse. In 2009, we were proud to open our first store in Pullman. Located at 1455 SE Bishop Boulevard, just down from the WSU campus, this relatively new location has many great offerings for our customers such as Chevron gasoline, Kickback Loyalty Program, lube services, car wash, snacks, beverages and liquor. No convenience store would be complete without gasoline and we think we have the best. At our Pullman location we sell top rated Chevron gasoline. Chevron’s legendary gasoline additive “Techron” has been perfected over generations and is designed to help maintain engine performance and improve miles per gallon. On top of offering quality fuel our new Kickback Loyalty Program helps make it more affordable by offering a discount at the pump as well as a discount on most everything else we sell.

as a FREE beverage from our store while you wait. The beverage can be anything from an espresso to a fountain drink. You may have just gotten your oil change at our Sunset Super Lube and now want to use your free car wash. Our Touch Less Car Wash is also on the same lot and does a wonderful job. Our maintenance staff looks at the car wash every day to ensure it gives the best possible wash it can. We offer four different washes starting with the most popular Works wash down to the Basic wash. You can conveniently buy a car wash while getting fuel or while you are inside the store getting a snack and beverage.

Now that your oil change is done, gas tank is full and your car cleaned you might be headed to a Cougar Tailgate. Our store offers a wide selection of snacks and beverages that would be great for any tailgate. This past June we added liquor as part of our store offerings. In our relatively small convenience store, we offer the largest selection of liquor in Pullman and Whitman County. While at our Bishop Blvd site getting fuel and checking your We are competitively priced for whatever you are looking for. If oil, you might find you are a quart low or in need of a full oil we don’t have what you want on hand just ask our Store Manchange; you can take care of it right here. Our Sunset Super ager, Jon, and we can have it brought in within a couple of days. Lube is on the same lot and ready to give your car a quick oil For those of you that have not tried our services, please change or any other fluid change. The Super Lube offers ex- come down and see what we have to offer. The week before tremely competitive prices for oil changes and other fluid each home Cougar football game you can pick up a free Rally changes. Our staff prides itself on doing quality work while button to show your support of Cougar athletics. For those of only selling you what is actually needed. In addition we like to you that are current Sunset Mart customers, we want to thank put a cherry on top of our service. Every time you come in for you for your business and support. an oil or fluid change we will give you a FREE car wash as well

Coats for Kids

General Membership Lunche r e b m e on Nov Sponsored by

Pullman Child Welfare Needs Your Help! October 15th-November 30th Donate any new or used coat in excellent condition at 4 Star Supply Co.,Daily Grind (All Locations), Dissmores IGA, or Columbia Bank. Pullman Child Welfare volunteers will clean any coats needing it, and see that they go to special children. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Speaker: PHS Assistant Principle, Desiree Gould “Career and Technical Education: A Community Partnership” Date: November 13, 2012 Hosted at Gladish Community & Cultural Center Lunch will be catered by The Emerald Cost is $12 for chamber members, $15 for non-chamber members RSVP by Friday, Nov. 9th to or 509-334-3565

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November 2012

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Annual Sharing Tree and Toy Drive This year’s Pullman Child Welfare Annual Sharing Tree and Toy Drive begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs through Sunday, December 9th. Sharing trees are located at Wal Mart, Pullman Aquatic Center, Shopko, and Pullman Regional Hospital. New toys to age 12 and money for gift certificates for teens are greatly appreciated. Drop off your donations at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, 405 S Grand Avenue.

2012 PORT TOUR Join the

Pullman Chamber of Commerce & the Port of Whitman County on the 2012 Port Tour Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $50 per person (includes meals and transportation) We will tour facilities in Whitman and Latah Counties RSVP to the Chamber at 334-3565 Pullman Chamber of Commerce 415 N Grand Ave. · Pullman, WA 99163 Phone: 334-3565 · Email:

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Washington State University

Time for Apple Cup

November 2012

It’s Dad’s Weekend! It’s Scotty!

Dad’s Weekend arrives November 10 and 11 on the WSU campus. For starters, get in motion at the Student Recreation Center all weekend for just $10 (, or stop by the WSU Museum of Art to catch a unique collection of prints and drawings ( 2011 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery performs at the Beasley Coliseum on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at all TicketsWest outlets including Beasley Coliseum, by phone at (800) 325-SEAT, online at

Plenty of on-campus events are scheduled to help celebrate the annual face-off between the Cougs and the Huskies on Friday, November 23. Enjoy Kickoff at the CUB, First Down Friday, more. And of course come cheer on your favorite team! Details:

Hungry? Banyan’s on the Ridge Event Center (1260 NE Palouse Ridge Dr.) sponsors a Cougar Football luncheon on Friday, November 9 at 11:45 a.m. Enjoy live music, food, and more at First Down Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Ensminger Pavilion on Wilson Road. And as part of Football Fridays, you’ll find food, drink, and live Bluegrass music at Pullman’s Merry Cellars, starting at 6 p.m. Then on Saturday, November 10, Kickoff at the CUB begins three hours before gametime. And on Sunday, November 11, enjoy a Dad’s Weekend Kamiak Butte hike. (Information:

Drama, holiday music magic come to Jones Theatre One of New York’s finest touring groups presents John Steinbeck’s unforgettable American tale of two drifters, “Of Mice and Men,” November 9 at 7:30. Then it’s time to get into the holiday spirit when the Gothard Sisters present a Celtic Holiday Concert November 30 at 7:30. Tickets at or (800) 325-7328, or visit

Look for the label

Is it official? Be sure to check for the OLCP (“Officially Licensed Collegiate Product”) label on any WSU-related merchandise you buy. This assures you the product is officially approved by the University. And it matters! From sweatshirts and hats to mugs and t-shirts, we carefully review hundreds of products and designs to protect the integrity of our names and logos. It’s an important part of branding the University and our athletics. Thank you for helping to extend our brand. By wearing licensed products, you become our walking, talking billboards. So go ahead… make us proud. And go Cougs! For more information on trademark licensing, visit trademarks.wsu. edu.

Join in the WSUAA Holiday Celebration All are invited to the Lewis crafts, refreshments, storytelling, Alumni Centre on Thursday, De- and a silent auction. Brought to cember 6 (mark your calendars!) you by the WSUAA Student starting at 6 p.m. for picAlumni Ambassadors. tures with Santa and Santa Butch (for your holiday cards!),

Friends of Hospice

November 2012

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November is National Hospice Month Hospice is a philosophy of care for terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Services are designed to meet the needs of those individuals whose focus of care is on comfort and quality of life, rather than curative treatment. Family Home Care and Hospice provides assistance to those with lifelimiting illnesses and their families. We coordinate care in the home, an assisted-living facility, skilled nursing facility or adult family home. The patient and family are the center of the hospice care team. Family members and friends are supported throughout and following the illness. Upon admission into our hospice program, we are a listening presence that respects patient and family goals, preferences and choices. We are sensitive to religious and cultural differences. We are

here to walk you through the entire pro- The Hospice Care Team cess. Serving the Inland Northwest for Family Home Care and Hospice pro- more than 40 years, Family Home Care vides resources and services for the ill- and Hospice is a local health care comness that qualifies you for hospice, in- pany dedicated to giving you and those close to you complete care at home. cluding, but not limited to: We recently joined forces with Gentiva • Medications related to comfort Health Services which will allow us to • Medical equipment and supplies continue providing quality hospice care • Intermittent nursing visits for many years to come. Using a team• 24-hour nurse consultation based approach, our specially trained professionals and volunteers bring com• Personal care services fort to those living with a life-limiting • Social services assistance • Therapies as needed for patient illness. The hospice team has special expertise in caring for the body, mind and comfort spirit. • Respite and short-term inpatient Medicare, Medicaid and many private care insurance plans provide a specific hos• Spiritual and emotional support pice care benefit. The hospice team can • Bereavement services. help with any questions about hospice

Hospice Complementary Care Programs in Whitman County As the sole provider of hospice care in Whitman County, it is comforting to know that Family Home Care and Hospice offers an impressive selection of complementary care programs, thanks to the Friends of Hospice and the financial support of their donors. Working in partnership, Family Home Care and Hospice (FHC) and the Friends of Hospice (FOH) have been able to build a phenomenal team of Volunteers and complementary care programs that few other hospices can offer to their patients. These programs include:

Patient Care Volunteers

pain. Family Home Care and Hospice is lucky to have four very kind, interesting and talented musicians who donate their time and talents to play music for our patients. From a concert harp to a mountain dulcimer, we have a variety of music and musicians to accommodate many tastes. Whether it be a sing along at the local nursing home or a private performance at the bedside, these musicians are bringing joy and comfort to those who listen.

Living Legacy Living Legacy is a service that allows the patient to reflect on his or her life experiences, through sharing some of their stories and memories for recording. This is captured on audio CD, leaving a legacy for family and friends. Each patient can approach the interview in their own unique way—either using the time to say what they wish to say about their life, or responding to questions from the interviewer. Some use the recording to express to others in their life their love and affection, communicating gratitude, hopes, dreams and forgiveness. This is one of the newer complementary care programs (funded fully by the Friends of Hospice) that has excited our patients and their families. Patients often ask if the Interviewer can return as they often find they have more wisdom they would like to impart on their loved ones.

Hospice Volunteers travel throughout the county to visit patients in their homes. These Volunteers provide companionship for patients and respite for family members. They help ease the stress of care giving and provide emotional, social and spiritual support to both patients and their families. While every hospice program must utilize Volunteers, not every program has Volunteers trained to this level. Our Volunteers have completed over 23 hours of intense training to be able to bring various skills and creative tools to the hospice patient and families. Most importantly, they provide a calm and reassuring presence at the end-of-life, offering a genuine care and concern for both patient and family. They are vital team members in any highly effective hospice program and sometimes, our most appreciated Massage Therapy and utilized team member. Hospice explores many avenues for pain relief. One very effective method can be a special kind of Spiritual Team Volunteers massage, also known as healing touch. Unlike tradiFHC is proud to boast that not only do we have tional massage therapy that can sometimes leave you a paid Chaplain on our Team, but we (and our pa- feeling sore, hospice massage therapy is a gentle form tients) are served by four additional Volunteer of physical touch that can be very soothing to those Chaplains located throughout the county. While not receiving it. It can provide hours of pain relief and everyone is religious, we do know that spirituality reduce anxiety. Hospice patients who utilize massage can be a major focus at the end of life. Our Chap- therapy often report it is one of the favorite activities lains are proficient in many religious denominations of their day! Our massage therapist uses an integrabut more importantly, they are fully prepared and tive therapy approach to help calm and restore the comfortable engaging with the patient and family balance of the body-mind-spirit matrix. She has been in whatever belief system the patient and family practicing massage and bodywork therapy since 1999 expresses, including atheist and agnostics and even and we are grateful to have her serving our patients those of us who haven’t a clue! Spirituality is defined (and they are too)! Once again, massage therapy in by our group as “that which gives meaning to one’s Whitman County is fully funded by the Friends of life.” Our Spiritual Team can offer last rites or simply Hospice. sit and contemplate the cosmos of the universe. As This article was written by Jessica Rivers, a memalways is the case with hospice care, the patient and ber of the Family Home Care and Hospice Team. Jesfamily get to direct their own plan of care, including sica began as a hospice volunteer and now serves as how to best address spiritual support. the Volunteer Coordinator. She is always trying to ex-

Music Volunteers Most people, listening to music can be a calm and relaxing experience. Music helps listeners to reminisce, sometimes evoking emotions that help connect the listener with their deeper self. Music can also be an important distraction from physical

pand services and opportunities for hospice patients and being an avid dog-lover, she recently purchased a little shiatsu puppy she hopes to one day train for pet therapy. Jessica is happy to speak about hospice and answer any questions about our complementary care programs. She may be reached at (509)334-6016, or by email,

care or your hospice benefit. To experience the full benefits of hospice care, we suggest that you contact us as early as possible—ideally months before the illness runs its course. If you or someone in your life has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, we invite you to consider the compassionate care of Family Home Care and Hospice. You may contact us directly or through your physician. We serve residents of Whitman and Latah counties. Please call us to receive a free in-home nursing assessment to answer any questions and to see if Family Home Care and Hospice is right for you. Pullman/Moscow office: 1610 NE Eastgate Blvd., Suite 850 Pullman, WA 99163 509-334-6016 208-883-2237


Please Join Us Getting Through the Holidays: An Evening of Bereavement Support Thursday November 8, 2012 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Neill Public Library, Conference Room

As the holidays draw near, many of us who have experienced a loss this past year may become apprehensive about those approaching holidays. We may not feel like celebrating at family gatherings or the pain of not having our loved one with us may simply be too much. Family Home Care and Hospice (FHC) in conjunction with the Friends of Hospice invites you to an evening of shared support. We will share ideas of how to get through the holidays after the death/loss of a loved one. How to respond to holiday invitations, changing or skipping a family tradition to acknowledge the absence of your beloved, taking care of oneself in a time filled with stress are all topics that will be discussed. This evening is free and open to the public. For further information, call FHC at 509-334-6016

The Friends of Hospice will hold their annual Tree of Lights ceremonies on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. This event is a special time to pause during the busy holiday season and remember those individuals who have touched our lives. The Pullman ceremony will be held at the Bishop Place Independent Living Social Room. The ceremony in Colfax will be held at the Whitman County Library. Both events will take place at 5:30 p.m. We invite the public to join us for this remembrance ceremony and celebration of life.

Community Bereavement Support Groups The Friends of Hospice will continue to sponsor community grief support groups. These 8-week groups alternate between locations in Colfax & Pullman. For more information, please contact Ronda McLean at 509-878-3039, or e-mail: griefsupport@

The Friends of Hospice is a non-profit organization established in 1994 to raise funds to support hospice care in Whitman County. The group’s mission is to promote and provide for community education, volunteer training, bereavement support and patient care needs, including medical equipment, massage therapy and financial assistance as necessary.

Current Friends of Hospice board officers include: President: Howard Kimball, Pullman Vice President: Jan Stewart, Pullman Secretary: Janiece Anderson, Garfield Treasurer: Finance Committee

Board Members: Rita Ackerman, Colfax Mary Aegerter, Uniontown Joanne Gfeller, Thornton Tricia Grantham, Pullman Lucille Guettinger, Pullman

Larry Gunn, Colfax Rosalie Harms, Pullman Bob Ingalls, Colfax Mary Ann Lincoln, Pullman Kelly Olsen, Pullman

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Symphony Spotlight Sheila Kilcoyne Cellist

For the month of November, we are proud to feature symphony member Sheila Kilcoyne, cellist. She is founder and co-conductor of the Greater Palouse Youth Orchestra, and as a member of the faculty for the newly formed University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music’s Preparatory Division, she plays an integral role in music education throughout our region. We are proud to present several of her students in performance this Saturday, November 3, 2012. Sheila Kilcoyne is starting her 13th season as a member of the cello section in the Washington-Idaho Symphony. A native of the Finger Lake Region of New York, she received all her early training on cello from the public schools and that experience lead her to become a committed music educator as well a performer. After earning a B.M. at Ithaca College and a M.M. at the University of Colorado, she continued her cello studies with Jennifer Langham, Nathaniel Rosen, Robert Gardner and Hans Jørgen Jensen among others. Sheila has been a member of Colorado Springs Symphony, Denver Chamber Orchestra and South Bend Symphony.

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“Your” Symphony Diane Gillespie, President, Washington Idaho Symphony Board Recently someone said to me, “’Your’ symphony is doing a lot of advertising this year.” She was tossing back at me our current slogan, “Your Symphony as you’ve never heard it before.” It identifies the Washington Idaho Symphony as belonging not just to those of us closely involved, but to all of “you” as citizens of communities we have entertained proudly for over forty years—Pullman, Moscow, Clarkston, and Lewiston. “Your symphony” includes not only the Music Director and musicians in the orchestra, or those in our current audiences and on our mailing lists. It also includes people who choose our communities for their quality of life. Businesses locate here, their employees move here, parents raise their children here, seniors retire here, and students study here in part because of all the varied opportunities for community involvement, cultural and historical understanding, and personal growth offered not only through our institutions of higher edu-

Sheila has built successful orchestra programs in both public and private music schools. As a result of her collaboration with local string educators, Sheila founded and currently co-directs the Greater Palouse Youth Orchestra at the University of Idaho. Now in it’s 12th season, the orchestra offers an orchestral experience for the advancing string student. Sheila is a former director the Greater New Haven Concert Orchestra in Connecticut and has spent 7 summers at the internationally renowned Interlochen Arts Camp conducting the Junior Orchestra. Most recently she has joined the Prep Division at University of Idaho. 1. September 22-23, 2012 A chamber music enthusiast Sheila enjoys perWeber, Overture to Der Freischütz forming in the Gaia Trio and with her colleagues on the Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis Palouse whenever possible. As a board member of the Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15 in D Minor Auditorium Chamber Music Series she is responsible for featuring Tanya Stambuk, pianist organizing the annual Palouse Chamber Music Workshop for local students. Sheila hopes her passion for music will 2. November 3-4, 2012 inspire her students to become music devotees and supWagner, Act III Excerpts, Die Meistersinger von porters of the arts. Nürnburg Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 19, featuring Denise Dillenbeck, violinist Denise Dillenbeck Dvořák, Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 “From the New World” Guest Concertmaster

Featured Artist

For this concert cycle, we are thrilled to showcase Guest Concertmaster Denise Dillenbeck as our featured soloist performing Prokofiev’s powerful Violin Concerto No. 1. She has toured Europe and America with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and has played with the Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Pennsylvania Ballet Theater, Philly Pops, and many other orchestras across the U.S. As a member of the Oregon Symphony, she was a featured soloist for several concerts. She was associate concertmaster of the Tacoma Symphony, and has served as concertmaster for orchestras across the states and in England. She is a new member of Central Washington University’s Kairos String Quartet, and also formed the Areté Trio with Oregon Symphony principal cellist Nancy Ives and pianist John Pickett. She and her husband Mark Goodenberger also play chamber music for violin and percussion. She has recorded solo and chamber works for the Albion and KOCH International labels. Denise holds a Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory, where she studied with James Buswell, and a Master of Music from the University of Minnesota, where she worked with Sally O’Reilly’s and then Minnesota Orchestra concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis. She was a Fellow at Aspen and has played for the Oregon Bach Festival, Ernest Bloch Festival, Chautauqua Music Institute, Musicorda, Siletz Bay Music Festival, the International Congress of Strings, and for the Lake Chelan Bach Festival as concertmaster. The San Francisco Chronicle hails her playing as “simply first-rate”. In her spare time, Denise loves to walk her dogs, run, practice yoga, and read good books! One of her recent favorites is “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barberry.

cation, but also through local arts and performing arts activities. Parents who bring new freshmen to Pullman from the west side and see our Symphony booth at the Lentil Festival often are surprised. “Pullman has a symphony?!” they exclaim. “I’ll give the season schedule to my son!”

November 2012

Conductor’s Corner Jeremy Briggs Roberts Music Director and Conductor

Dear Friends, I cannot tell you how excited I am about our upcoming program on November 3rd and 4th. We are featuring one of the greatest symphonies of ALL time, Dvořák’s powerful “New World” Symphony, a work inspired by his journey to America in the 1890s. Also to be performed is Prokofiev’s pyrotechnic First Violin Concerto with our incredible new Guest Concertmaster, Denise Dillenbeck. Denise is a technical and musical tour de force who will bring the house down with her inspirational musical mastery. Rocking your world is not something I say lightly about this program. You are going to be blown away by what you hear!

If “you’ve never heard it before” because you haven’t attended Washington Idaho Symphony concerts, then we encourage you to take advantage of a civic opportunity unique to your region. If you’ve been a season ticket holder or you’ve come to a few concerts, then we hope you hear a new sound this year, produced in an upsurge of enthusiasm and dedication among our talented music director and musiEnrich your life and satisfy your soul. Experience the cians backed by an active Board of Directors, new sound of the Washington Idaho Symphony. Chalother volunteers, and the financial and in-kind lenge yourself to Live Life Live! donors who make these concerts possible. WelI’m looking forward to seeing you in the audience! come to your community and “Your Symphony Yours truly, as you’ve never heard it before.” Jeremy Briggs Roberts 3. December 8-9, 2012 A Candlelight Christmas! Handbell Choir Christmas Favorites Gabrieli, Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2 Respighi, Adoration of the Magi J. S. Bach, BWV 140, “Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns die Stimme” Lauridsen, O Magnum Mysterium Purcell, Christmas Anthem J. S. Bach, “Nun Seid Ihr Wohl Gerochen” from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, No. 6 & Traditional Carols, including “O Holy Night” 4. January 26-27, 2013 Opera in English! W. A. Mozart’s comedic opera Cosi Fan Tutte (complete) This hysterical performance promises to delight! 5. March 2-3, 2013 The Domey/Gillespie Young Artists Concert featuring Young Artists from the Pacific Northwest R. Strauss, Death and Transfiguration

6. March 30, 2013 The Lois and Samuel Butterfield Family Pops Concert A Looney Tunes Afternoon! Featuring all your Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd favorites! 7. April 27-28, 2013 Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue featuring Duane Hulbert, pianist Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 All repertoire subject to change.

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• Shangri-La Acrobats, Beasley Coliseum, 3 p.m. • Washington Idaho Symphony, Concert II, 3 p.m., Clarkston, see pg 12

• PRH Weekly Blood Drive, 1 - 5 p.m., see pg 5 • PRH, Type 1 Diabetes Support Group, 6:30 p.m., PRH, see pg 5 • Jefferson Elementary PTA meeting, 7 p.m., JES • Pullman League of Women Voters, Panel Discussion, “Alternative Energy”, 7 p.m., Neill Public Library, Hecht Room


• SES = Sunnyside Elementary School

• JES = Jefferson Elementary School • LMS= Lincoln Middle School • PAFC= Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center • PHS= Pullman High School • PDSC= Palouse Discovery Science Center • PRH= Pullman Regional Hospital


City of Pullman 338-3208 Chamber of Commerce 334-3565 Pullman Regional Hospital 332-2541 Pullman School District 332-3581 Washington State University 335-7628

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Election Day

• WSU men’s basketball vs. St. Martins, tba • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m., Trick Paper • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m., Trick Paper • Sunnyside Elementary PTO meeting, 7 p.m., SES • City Council, 7:30 p.m., City Hall



• Pullman Senior Center Association Holiday Bazaar, 11 a.m - 3 p.m., lunch served 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., City Hall • PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m., Paper Race • PSD Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., PHS Board Room • PRH, Community Grief Support Group, 7 p.m., Whitman Senior Living, see pg 5 • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 7:30 p.m., PRH, see pg 5


• Pullman Child Welfare, Coats for Kids, see pg 7 • Pullman Child Welfare, Annual Toy Drive and Sharing Tree, see pg 9 • Shop Pullman for the Holidays, see pg 6 • Dinner Club of Pullman seeks new members, contact Diane Zollars, 332-8863



• PHS Veterans’ Day assembly, 10 a.m., PHS • PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m., Falling Race • WSU women’s swimming vs. Northern AZ, 5 p.m. • First Down Friday Night, 5 p.m., Ensminger Pavilion on Campus, see pg 9 • WSU “Of Mice and Men”, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre, see pg 10 • WSU Scotty McCreery, 7:30 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, see pg 10


How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, 7:30 p.m., and weekend matinee 1:30 p.m., Regional Theatre of the Palouse, 334-0750

• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m., Parachute Tests • Pullman Senior Center Association Holiday Bazaar, 11 a.m – 3 p.m., lunch served 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., City Hall • Chocolate Decadence, 4 – 6 p.m., Pullman, see pg 9 • PRH, “To Your Health: Green Tea Benefits”, 6:30 p.m., Summit Therapy, see pg 5


• Pullman Chamber of Commerce & Port of Whitman County 2012 Port Tour, 7:30 a.m., see pg 9 • PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m. Connecting Bones • PRH First Friday Education Series, “Making Sense of Suicide”, 11:30 a.m., see pg 5 • WSU women’s soccer vs. Washington, 2 p.m. • PHS Drama Fall Production, 7 p.m., PHS • Concert: Sera Cahoone, 8 p.m., BellTower,



• Washington Idaho Symphony, Concert II, 7:30 p.m., see pg 12



• WSU men’s basketball vs. E. WA, tba • WSU football vs. UCLA, tba • Holiday Open House, Palouse,

WSU Dad’s Weekend


How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, 7:30 p.m., and weekend matinee 1:30 p.m., Regional Theatre of the Palouse, 334-0750

• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m., Bone Prints • PHS Drama Fall Production, 7 p.m., PHS



November Novmeber


ÆÆ Kiwanis of Pullman, 52nd Annual Pancake Breakfast, 6:30 a.m. - noon, LMS, see pg 27 ÆÆ Holiday Gift Gala, December 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dahmen Barn, Uniontown, ÆÆ Pullman Holiday Fest, December 1, 4 p.m., Pine Street Plaza, see pg 9 ÆÆ Appaloosa Museum Holiday Open House, December 1, 10 a.m. - noon, ÆÆ Antique/Roundtable Sale, December 1, Palouse, ÆÆ Lighted Christmas Parade, December 2, Garfield ÆÆ Friends of Hospice Annual Tree of Lights, December 5, 5:30 p.m., Bishop Place Independent Living Social Room, see pg 11 ÆÆ Lighted Christmas Parade & Fireworks, December 6, Colfax,

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Veterans’ Day

28 • PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m., Hide and Seek • Airport Board, 3 p.m. at Airport • WSU men’s basketball vs. ID, 7 p.m. • Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m., City Hall


• Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m., Hide Yourself • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m., Hide Yourself • PRH Lupus Fibro Education & Support, 5 p.m., PRH, see pg 5 • City Council, 7:30 p.m., City Hall


• PRH Weekly Blood Drive, 1 – 5 p.m., see pg 5 • PRH, Caregivers Support Group, 3 p.m., Whitman Senior Living, see pg 5


• PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m., Turkey Feathers • Library Board , 3 p.m. at Library • WSU women’s volleyball vs. AZ, 7 p.m. • PRH, Breast Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m., PRH • City government offices closed • PDSC closed

Thanksgiving Day


• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m., Unraveling Fibers • PHS Booster Auction, 5:30 p.m., SEL Event Center • Franklin Elementary Musical, grades 3-5, 6:30 p.m., FES • Jefferson Elementary Musical, grades 4-5, 7 p.m., JES


30 • PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m., Where is it? • WSU Gothard Sisters Celtic Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre, see pg 10 • Concert: The Cave Singers, 8 p.m., BellTower,

• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m., Find That Animal • PHS Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., PHS

• City government offices closed • PDSC closed • Pullman Child Welfare Annual Sharing Tree and Toy Drive, see pg 9 • WSU women’s volleyball vs. WA, tba • WSU Apple Cup Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., BellTower, see pg 9 • WSU football vs. WA (Apple Cup) 12:30 p.m.


• PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m., Colors of Cloth • PRH, Raising Healthy Kids, noon, PRH, see pg 5 • WSU women’s basketball vs. Monmouth, 7 p.m. • WSU women’s volleyball vs. OR State, 7 p.m.



Thanksgiving Break, No School

• PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m., Handprint Turkeys • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m., Handprint Turkeys • City Council, 7:30 p.m., City Hall

• PRH Weekly Blood Drive, 1 – 5 p.m., see pg 5 • Board of Adjustment, 7:30 p.m., City Hall


• 2012 Annual Palouse Region Community Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., Ridgepoint Retirement Center Clubhouse, see pg 17 • Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m., Wooly Science • Lawson Gardens Committee, 5:30 p.m., City Hall • PRH, Breast Cancer Support Group, 7th Annual Dinner and Movie, 6 p.m., PRH, see pg 5 • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall • WSU men’s basketball vs. Utah Valley, 7 p.m.


• WSU women’s basketball vs. Wisconsin, 1 p.m


• Pullman Chamber Membership Luncheon, noon, Gladish, see pg 6 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m., Weaving • Arts Commission, 4 p.m., Neill Library • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m., Weaving • City Council, 7:30 p.m., City Hall • PRH, Prostate Cancer Education & Support Group, 7 p.m., PRH, see pg 5



• City government offices closed • No school • PRH Weekly Blood Drive, 1 – 5 p.m., see pg 5 • PRH, Parkinson’s TeleHealth Group, 2 p.m., PRH, see pg 5 • PRH, Caregivers Support Group, 3 p.m., Whitman Senior Living, see pg 5 • PRH, Diabetes Education Group, 7 p.m., see pg 5



How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, matinee 1:30 p.m., Regional Theatre of the Palouse, 334-0750

WSU Dad’s Weekend


• WSU women’s basketball vs. BYU, 1 p.m. • WSU men’s basketball vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff, 2:30/6:30 p.m.


• Beauty and The Beast, 1:30 p.m., and 7 p.m., Regional Theatre of the Palouse, 334-0750 • WSU women’s volleyball vs. OR, 7 p.m.

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Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington

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The Learning Center: KinderConnections Community The Learning Center, located in the Gladish Community Center, offers childcare for children ages one month through age 12. The center occupies nearly 9,000 square feet and is open year round, 7am – 6pm. Remodeling of the center began three months ago and is still in progress. One of the features of the new remodel has included an expanded pre-k/kindergarten program for 4-6 year old children. The expanded kindergarten program features two bright classrooms, filled with newly purchased furniture, hands-on centers for exploration in sensory, science, life skills, math, literacy, art and music. The classrooms also provide a specialized quiet room for children who benefit from naps in the afternoon. Transportation is provided to and from the Pullman School District elementary schools. Sara Zielinski and Allison Davis co-teach the KinderConnections program and are passionate about education. Both teachers hold Master’s degrees in education, and are dedicated to the success of their students. The teachers have created pacing charts based on the Washington state kindergarten grade level expecta-

Child Care Center

tions as a basis for their instruction, and also as a tool for track their student’s progress, but they are also very focused on instilling a love of learning within their classrooms. Activities are engaging, hands-on, and carefully planned to meet the needs of each individual student in the program. Class size is kept small to insure that instruction can be differentiated, with lots of one-on-one attention. The classes regularly participate in community field trips related to their units of study. The weekly curriculum in the KinderConnections program provides for a mix of small group instruction in all subject areas, as well as center-based play. The teachers understand that developing social skills through creative play is an important part of the children’s early education. Music and art are integrated within each unit covered, and creativity is encouraged. For more information about the KinderConnections program, or other TLC childcare classes, email

What is a quality child care program?

Early Achievers: Good for Families, Child Care Providers, and Washington State mation from Early Achievers will allow DEL to make the most of its programs and services—such as preschool, licensing, and professional development— by targeting investments in training and technical assistance. In partnership with the Washington State Child Care Resource and Referral Network and the University of Washington, DEL is working to expand the number of providers participating in Early Achievers across the state. Beginning in 2012, ratings for participating programs will be available through Early Achievers is a key strategy in Washington’s DEL’s website. Statewide Early Learning Plan to improve the quality of child care and early learning programs. The inforQuality early learning helps children succeed in school and beyond. Early Achievers is a new program that connects families to child care and early learning programs with the help of an easy-to-understand rating system. Early Achievers also offers coaching and resources for child care providers to support each child’s learning and development. Research shows that this kind of assistance helps providers improve the quality of their programs. And when more young children are ready for school, we all benefit.

Choosing child care is an important decision. Families deserve to know that their children are in quality care environments that foster a love of learning, promote each child’s unique skills and cultures, and support the development of the whole child. Early Achievers helps identify programs that have: • Nurturing and supportive relationships between adults and children • Care and education that meets each student’s individual needs • Facilities that are safe, well-organized, and have age-appropriate resources • Programs that support the development of the whole child • Open communication and genuine engagement with families • Meaningful efforts to embrace diversity

The Palouse Resource Network for Families announces the

2012 Annual Palouse Region Community Networking Breakfast Mark your calendars:

November 14th, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Ridgepoint Retirement Center Clubhouse

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington is sponsored by:

We are proud to be a United Way agency!

Visit our Website and find Early Childhood Information, do a search online for child care and find links to the Department of Early Learning! Come showcase the Resources and Services your agency provides while networking with partners of the Palouse! For more information or to RSVP call Nicole Mortenson. Phone: (509)-332-4420 or Email:

This page is sponsored by: Building Blocks Child Care Center 332-0161 Community Child Care Center 332-7005 Early Learning Services 334-4420 Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114 Pullman Christian Childcare Center 334-1035

Sunnyside Preschool and Child Care 334-9097 The Learning Center 334-1234 WSU Child Development Laboratory Preschool 335-9642 YMCA at WSU 332-3524

PROVIDING A FOUNDATION FOR SCHOOL READINESS—Community Child Care Center (CCCC) maintains a holistic view towards child development and promoting school readiness skills. School readiness refers to the extent to which a child exhibits the behaviors, skills, and knowledge necessary to be successful in elementary school. CCCC provides a secure foundation for infants – preschoolers by providing early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services that enhances the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children. CCCC also provide continued educational support to the elementary children and families that we serve. CCCC is accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and follow best practices for preschool children. To aid in the development of school readiness skills and to support children towards developing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in school we consistently 1) provide high quality staff that have ongoing professional development 2) Use Creative Curriculum, as a foundation to create our classroom lessons plans which is researched based 3) have on–going child observation and assessment using the Teaching Strategies Gold assessment tool which encompasses all learning domains 4) recognize that parents are the primary teachers in their young child’s life and 5) CCCC partners closely with both Pullman and Colfax School Districts to ensure that provision of specialized services are received for children with disabilities. Parent involvement is emphasized as parents are encouraged to become involved and stay involved in their child’s educational process. Parents and teachers discuss and work together to create a school readiness plan with specific learning goals that are individualized for each child. If you are interested in a quality early learning program and investing in your child’s future, Community Child Care Center offers free programs including Early Head Start (for pregnant moms, infants and toddlers), Head Start and ECEAP preschool programs for children 3 – 5 years old (for qualifying families), and tuition based child care for children 1 – 12 years old. Call (509) 334-9290 or visit our website at

Pullman School District

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We asked Jefferson students: “What is the most amazing thing you have learned so far this year?”

“We did a project called a collage.”

“We learned how to do double facts.”

“To spell ‘seaweed’ and ‘mealtime’.”

David Stevenson, 1 grade

Megan Limburg, 2 grade

Paije Shields, 2 grade





“Math, I like math.”

Gracee Stevenson, 3rd grade

Shalini Sivakumar, 2nd grade

Bill Holman, Franklin Elementary Principal

PEF Teacher Grants deadline is November 16

Now in its fifteenth year, the PEF Teacher Grants Program provides funds to Pullman School District teachers for projects that are not normally supported by school budgets or other sources. Proposals are reviewed according to the following criteria: impact on students, number of students served, creativity and/or originality, and long-term use. Grants awarded for the 2011-12 school year funded a high-tech classroom response system, race car kits, drums, world history graphic texts, white boards, and more. Grants of up to $500 each will be awarded this fall for the 2012-2013 school year. Teachers received applications in September. The deadline to apply is November 16, 2012. For more information about the awards, contact Alice Davis, PEF Teacher Grant chair, at

The Pullman School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veterans or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Susana Reyes, Assistant Superintendent, Pullman School District Administrative Offices, 240 SE Dexter Street, Pullman, WA 99163, 509.332.3144. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in the application process by contacting the Personnel Coordinator at (509) 332-3584.

TPEP Update Pullman School District is continuing its participation in the Washington State Teacher/Principal Evaluation Pilot project this year. ESSB (Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill) 5895 was signed into law on June 7, 2012, further defining timelines and steps that must be taken to implement the new evaluation system. The law stipulates that all districts are required to adopt and implement the new evaluation systems beginning in 2013-14. Our participation in the pilot project is helping us to prepare for this full implementation. As has been discussed in previous articles, all administrators and several teachers have participated in development and training over the past two years. Last year three to six teachers in each school along with all administrators were evaluated under the new system, practicing the strategies and providing feedback. This experience has helped develop a core of people that are in turn sharing their experience with others. During the 2012-13 school year all certified teachers will be evaluated using the most current version of the Danielson model, rearranged under the eight State of Washington criteria for teacher evaluation. Our district will be providing training in several formats to teachers who did not participate in the pilot last year. A district-wide training took

place on our Learning Improvement Day on Friday, October 5. Dr. Connie Sims, a national consultant for the Danielson Group, again joined us for this event. Dr. Sims spent several days in our district last year in addition to providing trainings attended by Pullman teachers and administrators. She is a talented educator and an extremely valuable resource for us as we move forward. It has been challenging to learn to think about teacher and principal evaluation in this different way, but all who have practiced with it see the value and are excited. Imbedded throughout the model are numerous and consistent opportunities for professional conversation around student learning. Reflective conversations with colleagues and supervisors require thorough understanding and analysis of classroom events and student responses to and within those events. These ongoing conversations, guided by the framework, are the basis of the formative nature of the new model and are what make it so powerful. We will continue to update community members as we progress through the final stages of implementation over the next couple of years. If you would like more information about the Washington State Teacher/Principal Evaluation Pilot, go to: http://tpep-wa. org/

November 2012

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BOARD REPORT by Susan Weed, Board President

The Pullman School District is preparing to offer a ballot measure in February of 2013. Voters within the school district boundaries will have the opportunity to consider the sale of bonds for: • The complete modernization of the high school and • The addition of elementary classrooms to address recent increases in enrollment Additional classrooms are needed to relieve class sizes across all three elementary Schools. Without additional classrooms further increases in enrollment will require moving some general classes into what few remaining specialty spaces we have, such as music and art, or introducing portable classrooms to one or more of our elementary school sites. The district has and continues to explore all of these options. Our three elementary schools are relatively new, however they are now enrolled at capacity. The district has seen nearly 10% growth in enrollment over the past five years. If our current kindergarten class of 248 students matriculates into the first grade the district will need space for at least 2 additional teachers next year. Special education preschool enrollment in the district has nearly doubled over the past five years.

of SEL and related industries and businesses as well as enhancements to research facilities and programs at WSU. Furthermore, new and affordable housing added to Pullman during the past decade may also have contributed to an increase in population. Importantly, the City of Pullman and the Chamber of Commerce, along with key partners such as WSU, SEL, the hospital, and the school district, have made an effective effort to market Pullman as a great place to live, to work, do business and to raise a family. Also on the anticipated Bond Ballot in February will be a rebuild/remodel of our Pullman High School. The current facility is out of date, inefficient and expensive to operate, and it places limitations on instruction and learning. The current facilities do not reflect the community’s high value for education and its expectations for instruction and learning. Our community expresses pride in its teachers and students for what they accomplish, however pride in our high school facility, is lacking. As of now some of the major planning assumptions for Pullman High School include a second gym; a full theatre with back stage amenities such as set construction and storage, lighting and sound amenities; enhancements to the football stadium including press box, concessions, bleachers, and possibly turf; core space for 1000 students, with classrooms for 900 expandable to 1000 in the future; and a modernized current gym and vocational building.

Additional classrooms at the elementary level will benefit all three of our elementary schools. They will relieve the crowding now experienced at each of these three schools. As students move into the district, students can and will be distributed among our three elementary schools so that enrollment across all Current budget estimates total apelementary classrooms is equitably proximately $65 million to complete distributed. both projects, down from earlier asAnother option the district has sumptions of $68 million. Of that, studied is the Franklin Elemen- less than $2 million is expected to tary site for additions. Franklin is be needed for the elementary capacour newest elementary school and ity expansion, which would end up would require the fewest infrastruc- adding about 5 cents per thousand ture upgrades to accommodate ad- to the total tax rate. As to the additional classrooms. Franklin was ditional funds needed for our High designed and constructed with core School Project, the state of Washcapacity for additional classrooms. ington would provide a school conFranklin is a smaller school than struction grant of about $13 million. the other two, and by adding five or The cost to taxpayers would be apsix classrooms there Franklin would proximately $52 million. then have student capacity equal to Tax rates, if approved by the votthat of Jefferson and Sunnyside , our ers, would return to levels similar other two elementary schools. to the rate in 2002 when Lincoln Historical trends have shown that when the economy improves there could be a decline in enrollment. Our School District does not anticipate such a decline. Increases in the population of Pullman are just as likely to be the result of the growth

Middle School was financed. Because of the current economic circumstances facing the construction industry, the cost of construction remains relatively low. With current planning and budget assumptions, the increase in tax rates would

be about $1.62 per thousand of assessed property value. This is $162 per year on a property assessed at $100,000, or about $14 per month. As with Lincoln Middle School, the tax rate would be expected to decrease each year after the initial sale of bonds.

We expect construction of elementary classrooms to begin as soon as they can be designed and to be occupied by the fall of 2015. Both projects will include everything necessary for teachers and staff to move in and begin class. In addition to constructing the physical spaces, the projects will add needed furnishings and equipment necessary to operate the buildings and to instruct students. Needed site development and improvements, including demolition where necessary, are included in the cost estimates. Pullman High School will likely be constructed on the current site and over the current footprint of the existing school. Nearly 1/3 of the project will remodel existing structures, saving the district approximately $8 million dollars. Construction will occur in phases with some temporary housing and alternate demolition and new construction. Our chosen architect firm, NAC Architecture of Spokane, has extensive and successful experience with such phasing projects in the construction of large high schools.

A comprehensive modernization of a high school like ours takes between three and four years to complete. We expect defining the specifications and the design work to begin immediately upon securing financing. The project could be complete by the fall of 2016. However, it is more likely to be completed in the fall of 2017 given the complexity of utilizing the current location and retaining and remodeling a portion of the existing structure. We are doing our best to provide state of the art learning spaces for our students, but the buildings we are talking about are your buildings, your schools, for your children, thus it is important that you let us know what you think. We have held community forums for input and will continue with more as this project goes along. The most important thing for you to remember is that your school board members represent you. If you have ideas, comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding our Bond proposal, please contact one of us. Or please feel free to contact the Pullman School District Office at 332-3581 or by e-mail to We look forward to hearing from you. We are proud of our students and their wonderful accomplishments. Just think what they could do in a state of the art school—a school they could be proud of!

Child Find

Pullman School District offers a screening for children, ages birth to twenty-one, living within the district boundaries. Areas to be screened include: vision, hearing, speech/language, motor and concept development. If you have concerns about your child in any of the areas listed, please call the Instructional Programs Office at 332-3144.

Child Find Screening Dates: November 2, 2012 January 4, 2013 February 1, 2013 March 1, 2013 April 12, 2013

8:30 am – 11:00 am

(Please make an appointment)


Community Child Care Center/Head Start (Behind PHS) 530 NW Greyhound Way, Pullman, WA


Call Paula Bates at the Pullman School District office at 332-3144 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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November 2012

New & Improved

Vaccinations for your Cats! We also offer… Wellness examinations Premium puppy & kitten packages Vaccinations • General surgery Spay • Neuter • Dentistry • X-rays Blood pressure • EKG • Behavior Boarding • Grooming • Microchip Identification

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Gladish Community Center

November 2012

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New Class! Introducing Kaya Fitness


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Are 60-minute aerobic fitness classes, danced barefoot

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Bring together the worlds of global dance, martial arts, somatics, and fitness


Creator of KAYA Fitness

Are designed to develop awareness and encourage empowerment

Owner of Bliss Studio

Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology

Balance simple choreographed • patterns with bits of free-form improvisation to stimulate • movement variety, creativity, self-discovery, and personal expression

Be soft, curvy, or sensitive… Be hard, linear, athletic, or explosive… Masculine, feminine, introverted, extroverted—it’s time to let all of you—your inner child, dancer, artist, athlete, warrior, martial artist, seeker, and guru—come out! Dance yourself free!


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• I exercise a lot. Will I be able to get the intensity I want? Absolutely!

“Kaya is… acceptance.” -Mary

“Kaya is… feeling young again!” -Judy

“Kaya is… choice.” -Mary K

“Kaya is… connecting with and challenging my body.” -Cayse

“Kaya is… my peace of mind.” -Stephanie

“Kaya is… the JOY of movement.” -Marsha

Cardiovascular (aerobic) conditioning • “Kaya is… freedom!” -Dayna Muscular strength, endurance, START TODAY! and flexibility Why wait until January to get Stability and balance training moving? Join anytime! Simply Joint mobility and youthful swing in to enjoy a FREE Trial! pliability Nervous system adaptability


Enhanced somatic and sensory Monday 8:30-9:30 AM awareness Tuesday 8:30-9:30 AM & • Anaerobic capacity 5:45-6:45 PM • Athletic agility, speed, and Wednesday 8:30-9:30 AM power Thursday 8:30-9:30 AM & • Gracefulness and fluidity 5:45-6:45 PM Friday 8:30-9:30 AM FAQs Saturday 10:00-11:00 AM • Can I try it for free? Yep! • What should I bring? Just you!


Bliss Studio, 115 NW State St., Room 206, Pullman • I have ''bad" __, can I do this? 319-360-5965 Yep! • I’m __ years old, can I do it? Yep! • Do I need experience? Nope!

Mark Your Calendars On Monday, November 12, Royal Garrison School will present its annual Veterans Program. The flag will be posted at 11:00 a.m. sharp. Following, students and community members will honor our nation’s veterans in a program open to the public. This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to show their support for our veterans. Join us in the Gladish Community Center auditorium, NW 115 State Street in Pullman. For more information call 332-0556. Royal Garrison School was established in 1985 to serve families of the Palouse area. A caring, experienced staff is ready to meet your child’s individual educational needs. International students are welcome. Royal Garrison is approved by the Superintendent of Public Instruction for K-12.

Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • Catherine Jasmer, Custom Sewing 334-7476 • Washington Idaho Symphony 332-3408 • Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 CATERING • Gladish Commercial Kitchen (509) 595-5150

CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • Early Learning Services • 332-4420 • The Learning Center • 334-1234 • Young Children and Family Programs of the Palouse • 332-5117 DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446 FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Bliss Studio • 509-339-7090 Danielle Eastman, owner • Pullman Kokondo Academy 334-7824 • Weight Watchers • Yogatopia • (208) 310-1279 ORGANIZATIONS • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 SCHOOLS • Assurance Driving School (509) 443-5082

• Community Colleges of Spokane 332-2706 • Jessica Suarez Spanish Classes • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114 • Royal Garrison School • 332-0556 WORSHIP • Resonate Church • Sanatan Dharma Center of the Palouse (208) 283-8978 • (305) 878-1290

To become a Friend of Gladish, send your $35 donation to: 115 NW State St., Suite 212A Pullman, WA 99163 332-8081

City of Pullman

22 Pullman Community UPDATE

November 2012

Clip and save—leaf pickup schedule The city of Pullman leaf pickup for residential areas will start Nov. 5 There is no set schedule by street, only by hill as listed below. As time and continue through Nov. 21. allows, the street sweepers will follow leaf collection crews. If there is a large accumulation of ice and/or snow during the listed dates, the leaf What to do: pick-up program may have to be suspended in favor of conducting snow • No earlier than one or two days prior to your scheduled collection, and ice control operations. It will then be the responsibility of the property owner to remove any leaves that have been raked into the street. please rake your leaves into the street next to the curb. • To facilitate access for city vehicles, please park cars in a legal, off- Nov. 5, 6 and 7 street parking area on the dates that city crews are scheduled to be in Nov. 8, 9 and 13 your area.

What not to do: • Don’t bag your leaves. Leaves are recycled and used for mulching Nov. 14, 15 and 16 purposes and are delivered directly from the street to the mulch pile. Nov. 19, 20 and 21 Bagged leaves will not be picked up. • Don’t include tree branches, grass clippings or other yard waste. Piles containing anything other than leaves will not be picked up.

Directory of City Officials Elected Officials

Glenn A. Johnson ............ Mayor Francis Benjamin ............. Councilmember Jeff Hawbaker ................. Councilmember Fritz Hughes .................... Councilmember Bill Paul ........................... Councilmember Derrick Skaug .................. Councilmember Nathan Weller ................. Councilmember Pat Wright ....................... Councilmember


Mark Workman ............... Acting City Supervisor Joanna Bailey .................. Library Services Dir. Mark Bailey ..................... IS Manager Kurt Dahmen ................... Recreation Supt. Alan Davis ....................... Parks Superintendent Pete Dickinson ................. Planning Director Gary Jenkins .................... Chief of Police Scott LaVielle .................. Fire Chief Laura McAloon ................ City Attorney Bill Mulholland ............... Finance Director Karen Sires ...................... Human Res. Mgr. Mark Workman ............... Public Works Dir. Phone: 338-3208• Fax: 334-2751 Police Nonemergency Services: 334-0802 Web address:

Thank you, Schweitzers

In keeping with this month of Thanksgiving, the city of Pullman, on behalf of the Pullman community, thanks Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer for their generous gift of $310,000 for the Pullman Aquatic Center. The Pullman City Council accepted the Schweitzer’s gift by ordinance at their regular meeting of Sept. 25. With an eye toward preserving this valuable asset, the Schweitzers gave $250,000 to allow necessary repairs and improvements to the center. The remaining $60,000 will pay for increased staff time over the course of two years so that the center opens earlier and closes later each day.

2013 budget hearings set for November Public hearings on the proposed 2013 city budget will be held at 7:30 p.m. during a special city council meeting on Monday, Nov. 5 and during a regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the city council chambers. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Utility rates change The next incremental annual water and sewer rate increase, approved by council resolution in 2009, becomes effective on Nov. 1. For most utility customers, in terms of dollar impact, the net effect to utility bills should be modest. The rate increases are necessary to address ongoing operational expenses, replacement of aging infrastructure, and capital projects to meet regulatory requirements and growth needs. Every effort is made to limit the financial impact to the rate payers while continuing to serve the citizens of Pullman with a dependable water supply and a sewer system meeting all regulatory requirements.

NW Military Hill SW Sunnyside Hill—including NW Nicole Ct., NW Sunrise Dr., NW Cory Ln., NW Golden Hills Dr. and Evergreen Community SE Pioneer Hill NE College Hill

Call for snow removal volunteers The city of Pullman is working with WSU Center for Civic Engagement to develop a volunteer pool to help community members who are unable to deal with snow removal. Safety is compromised when snow is not removed from sidewalks, resulting in shut-in households and contributing to a number of slips and falls. If you or your group would like to be available for this volunteer community program, fill out the online “Snow Removal Volunteer Application” at www., forms, or contact Community Improvement Representative Steve Murphy at 3383300. For those who need snow removal assistance, stop by the Parks and Recreation office or go to our Web site at, forms, and fill out the “Snow Removal Application” or contact Pullman Senior Coordinator Steve Bell at 338-3307.

ACTIVE ADULTS Honoring our veterans This special day will honor our members who have served in the military. Music will be performed by the Sax Six-Pack, directed by Tim Price. Family members also are encouraged to attend this special event from 11-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at Pullman Senior Center.

The MEGA shopping trip

Are you finishing or just beginning your holiday shopping? We will shop two areas—Northtown Mall and downtown Spokane for our MEGA shopping spree. Take advantage of the seasonal sales. We will do all the driving and you do all the shopping. Choose your lunch location at either stop. Home pickup Spokane Civic Theater presents begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about ‘White Christmas’ 5:30 p.m. Register by Nov. 20. Fee: nonEveryone needs a little magic for resident $15/resident discount $13 Christmas, and few things are more which includes transportation and esmagical than this classic tale of goodwill cort. Meal cost is not included. and brotherhood. The featured classic songs include White Christmas, Happy Clearwater River Casino Holidays and Count Your Blessings. We Take a chance at Lewiston’s casino. will have lunch before the show at AnWe are not responsible for any losses thony’s at Spokane Falls. Home pickup incurred. Home pickup begins at 9 a.m. begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. We leave city hall at 10:30 a.m. and re- Wednesday, Nov. 14. We leave city hall turn about 6 p.m. Register by Nov. 9. at 10 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. RegFee: non-resident $44/resident discount ister by Nov. 12. Fee: non-resident $10/ $42 which includes transportation, ad- resident discount $8 which includes mission and escort. Meal cost is not in- transportation and escort. Meal cost not included. cluded.

Trees of Elegance at the Davenport View the most beautiful Christmas trees in our area as we enjoy Spokane Symphony’s annual fundraiser at the Davenport Hotel. The mezzanine is full of gorgeously decorated trees and one can win great prizes at their raffle. Lunch will be at the Palm Court restaurant. Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 3:30 p.m. Register by Nov. 16. Fee: non-resident $15/resident discount $13 which includes transportation and escort. Meal is not included.

Christmas in Coeur d’Alene— overnighter Give yourself a special Christmas treat this year. Join our overnight trip to Coeur d’Alene for the resort’s annual Christmas Lights Cruise. After the cruise, we attend the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre musical, “Cool Yule”

and have dinner at the Dockside Restaurant. Our overnight lodging at Days Inn includes a complimentary breakfast. Home pickup begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. We leave city hall at 11 a.m. and return on Sunday, Dec. 9 about 5 p.m. Register by Nov. 2. Resident fee: double occupancy $149 /single occupancy $151; non-resident fee: double occupancy $189 /single occupancy $191, which includes lodging, cruise, escort and transportation. Cost of meals not included. No refunds after Nov. 9 as tickets are prepurchased.

NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2012-Summer Parks and Recreation brochure and may fill up due to pre-registration. Call for info at 338-3307 or 338-3227.

November 2012

City of Pullman

Drive safely this winter It’s time to start thinking about winter driving in the Palouse. Here are some tips from Pullman Police Department to help while you’re navigating the streets and hills of Pullman during this winter season. These things may take a little more time up front, but can save you a lot of time and money by avoiding collisions or getting stuck.

Six tips for successful winter driving:

and ice on the road, can have an opposite effect on bare roads. The gravel tends to build up on the shoulder, centerline, at stop signs and at the bottoms of hills. This buildup of gravel can cause your vehicle to slide when it gets between your tires and the road surface. So remember to slow down when approaching stop signs with bare roads, so your vehicle does not slide into the intersection on the loose gravel. 4. Be prepared for what may be around the corner. Remember that just because the road is clear where you are now, does not mean it will be clear around the corner. Tree cover and low road use can cause some roads to be covered with snow and ice when others are clear. Also, freezing temperatures can create black ice, which is not readily visible, in areas of shade and high wind.

1. Warm up and remove. Remember to warm up your vehicle properly and remove all snow from your vehicle. This is an important step to make sure you can see clearly out of the vehicle and people can see your vehicle’s turn signals and brake lights. Also remember once your vehicle warms up, the snow on top the roof will become loose and may slide down onto your windshield when you stop. Often this snow is too much for your vehicle’s wipers to remove and could keep 5. Have proper supplies. Whether you are traveling in town or across the state, make sure to have you from seeing clearly until you stop and remove the proper supplies in case of emergency. When it. traveling in winter conditions, keep a box or bag 2. Plan your route. Be aware of alternate routes in your vehicle packed with a heavy coat, snow to and from your common destinations. Know pants, gloves, hat, boots and a blanket. You may of other routes that may not be as steep during also want to have a small shovel and some sand times when the snowplows and sanders may not or other traction aids, such as tire chains. If you do have had a chance to get to your usual route. Reend up stuck somewhere, you may not be able to fer to the city’s ice and snow control program for depend on help being there right away and the the best routes during snowy and icy conditions. last thing you want is to dig out of the snow in 3. Decrease speed and increase following disyour work clothes. Having a shovel to dig out or tances. When roads are covered with snow and sand to provide traction may help you get on your ice, the last thing you want to do is give your way sooner than later. vehicle sudden input. Slamming on brakes and turning suddenly can often cause you to lose 6. Make your vehicle winter-ready. Before trying any winter driving, be sure that your vehicle control of your vehicle on slick roads. This can be is ready for winter. Check to see that your tires are avoided by slowing down and increasing follownot worn beyond their usefulness and that the ing distance, so you can have time to make gradcoolant in your vehicle is sufficient for the cold ual adjustments to your vehicle. This is also true temperatures. Finally, make sure your windshield when the roads appear to be clear during winter wipers work properly and are fitted with well driving. Often times, the gravel placed on the working blades. road to improve traction during periods of snow

Prevent frozen water pipes To prevent possible property damage, especially during your absence around the winter holidays, the following recommendations may apply to you. • During the winter break, do not shut off your heat source. Instead, set your thermostat at 55º to protect against frozen pipes and potential water leaks from broken pipes. Leave under-counter kitchen and bathroom sink doors open and make sure that all exterior plumbing pipes are properly insulated. For additional information call 338-3239 or 3383242. • During all absences from your residence, be sure to lock and secure your doors in order to minimize your chances of theft or burglary.

Please vote

Please remember to vote in the November General Election. As you may know, all voters registered in Whitman County vote by mail. If you do not receive your ballot, you may vote a provisional ballot from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 either at the Whitman County Courthouse in Colfax or in the polling place on the top floor of city hall in Pullman. You can obtain further information pertaining to the election by calling Pullman City Clerk at 338-3209 or the Whitman County Auditor’s office at (509) 397-6270.

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City thanks 2012 volunteers It takes a dedicated staff to provide essential city services. But volunteer service allows us to go the extra mile. We are so grateful to these who have given of their time and talents so generously this year.

Airport Board Ron Wachter

Arts Commission Richard Berry David Hoyt Vic Hudak Vicki Leeper Carl Mattoon John Rich Anna-Maria Shannon Patrick Siler Mike Yates

Board of Adjustment Pamela Harbour Michael Kallaher Craig Beaumont John Chapman Scott Vik Josh Smart

Cemetery Committee John P. Chaplin Carol Chipman Terence Day Keith Lincoln Bob Warnock

Civil Service Commission Susan Weed Doug Cox Dave Gibney

Historic Preservation Commission Tom Handy Anita Hornback Allison Munch-Rotolo Matthew Root Ned Warnick Phil Gruen John Anderson

Lawson Gardens Committee Mitch Chandler Kim Keizur Pam McEachern Mick Nazerali

LEOFF Disability Board

Police Advisory Committee

Jim Hatley John Jorgensen Don Yost

Kim Barrett Marcus Crossler Luis Cuevas Dalton Dice Rosemary Fleener Jordan Graham Barbara Hammond Zachary Hays Dan Hornfelt Bill Holman DaVina Hoyt Richard Hume Chelsea Humphries KNona Liddell Andrew Moser Arlene Parkay Wayne Popeski Roger Schaefer Mary Simonsen Al Sorensen Phyllis Stallcop Greg Wilson

Library Board of Trustees Judy Busch Elizabeth Hindman Rob Rembert William Brock Jon Anderson

Friends of Neill Public Library Jayme Reiber The late Sarah Moore Lianne Inaba Chris Lupke Karen Weathermon Fran Law Kimberly Carper Linhda Sagen Mandy Thompson

Police Reserve Lodging Tax Advisory Officers Dennis Pratt Committee Kristi Kurle Allison Levenseller Barb Wachter Charlene Jasper

Parks and Recreation Commission Anissa Garcia Brilliana Hou Carole S. Johnson John Lagerquist Steve Myers, Jr. Mick Nazerali Rod Schwartz

Planning Commission Dave Gibney John Anderson Norma Crow Liza Morris Garren Shannon Chud Wendle Marcus Crossler Ken Paulson

Derek Lambert

Police Chaplain Matthew McNelly

Reserve Firefighters Michael Chapman Scott Robinson Scotty Anderson Zach Adams Ben Gecas Erik McAskill Derek Misch Ryan Palmberg Kelly Rose Whitman Spencer Aaron Stallcop Jacob Wilkins Rian Winter Justin Bodolay Jon Eastman Cody Havrilak Roy Godina Matt Hilgers Chris Koeppel Sam Logar

PARKS AND RECREATION Thank you! Pullman Parks and Recreation offers a special thank you to the following sponsors of the 4th Annual CareTo-Share Fun Run held on Oct. 6: Snap Fitness, KHTR Hit Radio 104.3, Tri-State Outfitters, HUB International and city of Pullman Wellness Program.

Adult basketball It’s time to start getting your team ready for another exciting year of City League Basketball. Team registration will be accepted from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5-9 at the Pioneer Center. Individuals interested in having their names made available to team captains should contact Parks

and Recreation at 338-3227. Games will be played at Sunnyside Elementary School Gym in Pullman and the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center in Moscow. Expected dates of play are Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings, Nov. 26 – Feb. 27. Team fee: $525.

whole. Please bring your own mug. Join instructor Liz Lee of Summit Therapy and Health Services on from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 for this fun and informational class. Fee: non-resident $7/resident discount $5.

Warm the hearts of others Homemade holiday gift giving has

Empowering your health: green never been easier! We’ve taken away tea the fuss and muss. Join our assembly

ship—a soup, dessert and tea mix. All dry ingredients and supplies will be provided along with recipes, instructions, gift tags and decorative embellishments for your ready-to-give gift. This parent and child class will be led by preschool teacher Jean Overstreet from 4:30-5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. Each child must be able to follow directions and have one-onone parent or guardian supervision. Fee: non-resident $17/resident discount $15.

Green tea has been enjoyed for line as we create the gifts of friendthousands of years in Asia for its health promoting benefits, includFor more information or to register, call ing immune modulation and weight Pullman Parks and Recreation at loss. In this class we will enjoy sampling four types of green tea while . learning about the unique qualities of each and about green tea as a


Whitman County Humane Society

24 Pullman Community UPDATE

Thanks to all the dogs and dog owners, celebrity judges, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers who attended our 4th Annual Mutt Strutt on September 29.

Our Sponsors:

November 2012

Artwork: Filemon Dominguez, Isis Suitor, and Pullman Community Update

Mutt Strutt Committee:

DABCO, Alpine Animal Hospital, Cougar Country, College Hill Susan Wang and Amy Williams, Co-Chairs; Loretta Dragoo, Custom Threads, Evergreen Veterinary Service, Gary PickelSusan Ellis, Jan Luft, Kathleen O’Shaughnessy Waterhouse, Linsimer State Farm, j&h printing, Martonick Law, Second Chance Animal, Sid’s Professional Pharmacy, South Fork Public House, da Rogers, Justin Scherting, Lisa Wittmier, Lauren Young and Zelda’s Pet Grooming

Supporters and additional assistance:

Our Advertisers:

Alan Davis, Merlene Greenway, and Pullman Parks and Recreation; Benjamin Benson and Pullman Pizza Hut staff; Jean NorInland Northwest Broadcasting Cause Marketing (Jon Carson and Whitney Mueller), myRadio 102.5, KHTR Hit Radio 104.3, ris; Jeri Harris; Judy Dunn; Tom Harris; WSU’s Lambda Chi Alpha Jess Ford, Alpine Animal Hospital, Atom Heart Music, Glassphe- fraternity; Steve Grubbs/Inland Northwest Broadcasting; WCHS Board of Directors my, Whitman Hospital

Celebrity Costume Contest and Dog Show Judges: Scott Adams (CEO, Pullman Regional Hospital), Rich Dragoo (Fire Prevention Officer, City of Pullman), Dr. Nickol Finch (Head, Exotics and Wildlife, WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital), Gary Jenkins (Chief of Police, Pullman), Scott LaVielle (Fire Chief, City of Pullman), Fran Martin (Director, Whitman County Department of Public Health)

Thank You,

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Vendors: Alpine Animal Hospital, Amber’s Grooming Salon, Avon, Chris and Grace Sapp/Jamberries, Cori Schramm/Scentsy, Costco (Clarkston), Evergreen Veterinary Service, HEART (Spokane), Individual/Family Planning, JQG Photography, Karen Johnston/ Premier Jewelry, Katalina’s Kitchen, Natural Balance, Petco (Lewiston), Rachel Kovanda/Pampered Chef, Second Chance Animal, Sid’s Professional Pharmacy, Thirty One, Whitman County Humane Society, Whitman County Humane Society Dog Park,Whitman Hospital and Medical Center, WSU Companion Animal Club, WSU Disaster Preparedness and Response Club, WSU Raptor Club, Zelda’s Pet Grooming

Thank You, Dissmore’s!

WCHS wrapped up another wonderful pet food and adoption drive at Dissmore’s in earl y October. Over two pallets of needed pet food and supplies were generously donated by Dissmo re’s patrons. We thank Assistant Manager Mike Rudd, Store Manager Trev McCuaig and all of the other amazing staff at Dissmore’s for making this event run so smoothly! See you in the spring!

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Last Call for Mutt Strutt Calendar Pre-orders! Pre-order your commemorative 2013 Mutt Strutt Calendar now and support construction of the WCHS off-leash play area! Calendars are just $10 and feature the winners of our Mutt Strutt Costume Contest and Dog Show categories. You will be informed when calendars are available for pick-up at the administrative office (126 S. Grand Avenue in Pullman, WA). You may order calendars by contacting the administrative office (509-332-2246), by sending in a check to PO Box 453, Pullman, WA 99163 with “Mutt Strutt Calendar” in the subject line, or at our website using Paypal. Pre-orders ended October 31, but if you hurry in, we can save you a calendar before it’s too late!

That’s right, our annual pet food and supply drive is headed to a store near you just after Thanksgiving. Check back in December for all the details! STAR PETS

Buck & Lexi

Buck is a handsome, 4-year-old male Labrador Retriever mix who adores Lexi, a sweet, 7-year- old female Labrador Retriever who is probably Buck’s mom. Buck has known Lexi all of this life, so they are extremely attached to each other. As a result, these two dogs cannot be separated and must be adopted out together to their new forever family. Buck and Lexi love to sunbathe and to wander around their outdoor yard at AnimalHaven. They also enjoy relaxing indoors, hanging out with anyone who will stop to pet them. They would love a home with a huge, fenced yard where they could romp and play during the day. Since

they are so cuddly, they would also enjoy hanging out with their people inside! Buck is very food- motivated and enjoys impressing people with his “Sit Pretty” trick. On the other hand, Lexi is much more mellow and would love nothing more than laying down with a good snack and a person to scratch her ears. These two are quite a pair and will be your friends for life! If you would like to meet Buck and Lexi or any of our other adoptable pets, please contact our shelter staff at (509)332-3422 or or simply come meet them in person at 1340 SE Old Moscow Road here in Pullman! WCHS is open Monday through Saturday, 1-5:30 PM.

Name _________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________

Donation Form

Buck & Lexi

City, State, Zip ____________________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ General Operations ___ Dog Park ___ Hope Fund

___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Membership ($15 students, $30 seniors, $35 regular, $50 household)

Mail to: Whitman County Humane Society, P.O. Box 453, Pullman, WA 99163 Contact the Whitman County Humane Society Adoption and Volunteer Information: 332-3422 • Membership and Donor Information: 332-2246 Shelter Address: 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman • Administrative Office: P.O. Box 453, Pullman WCHS President: Amy Williams • •

The November WCHS Board Meeting will be held at the Community Action Center at 350 SE Fairmont Road in Pullman at 5:30 pm on November 19. Meetings are open to the public.

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Palouse Discovery Science Center

November 2012

Open Hours: • Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Daily Admission Fees: • Junior Scientists (ages 2-14)........ $5 • Adult Scientists (ages 15-54)....... $7.50 • Senior Scientists (55 years +)...... $6 • Up & Coming Scientists (under 2) FREE • Seniors are FREE ON FRIDAYS!

Membership Options • Family memberships...................... $70 per year (Two adults and children under 18 who live in the same household) • Individual memberships............... $40 per year • Senior (55+) memberships.......... $35 per year • Grandparent memberships......... $60 per year (Two adults and up to six grandchildren under 18)

Membership benefits: • Admission to the science center • 10 percent discount in the Curiosity Shop • Discounts on Super Science Birthday Parties • Discounts on camps and other programs • Invitation to member-only events • Free admission to Association of Science-Technology • Centers’ Passport Program participating science centers worldwide! The Palouse Discovery Science Center is located at: 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman, WA 99163 1. From Grand Avenue, travel north toward Palouse. 2. Turn right on Terre View Drive. 3. Take the first left onto Hopkins Court (in the Port of Whitman). 4. PDSC is located on the left, up the hill. 5. You will see a sign on your left and a two-level parking lot accessed by several driveways. 6. Please direct school buses to enter via the second driveway to allow for parking and student drop-off. Call 509.332.6869 for more information.

Palouse Discovery Science Center 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman, WA 99163 332-6869 • 332-2474 (fax) See our Website for program and scheduling information.

Palouse Discovery Science Center — your regional hands-on, minds-on science center

11 Year-Old Boy Finds Woolly

Mammoth Bones

An eleven year old Russian boy made an amazing discovery recently: while walking outside his home on the arctic tundra, he noticed some bones sticking up through the ground. When scientists uncovered the bones, they turned out to be from a wooly mammoth that died over 10,000 years ago! Wooly mammoths are now extinct, but long ago they roamed what is now North America. They looked like giant, hairy elephants and stood about 13 feet tall. The bones found by the boy were from a teenage mammoth that was considered quite small, at about 6 feet tall and 1,000 pounds. Scien-

Tuesday Afterschool Hours Just a reminder that we stay open until 5 pm on Tuesdays so that older kids can visit us after school. (Otherwise, we're open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10-3). If you have older children, bring them by on a Tuesday afternoon to interact with our exhibits for older kids and meet up with other likeminded young scientists!

tists think it may have been killed by an Ice Age hunter on a summer day because of patterns in the bones and the big hump on its back, which stored summer fat. For great photos of this mammoth, do a Google search on “teenage mammoth.” The mammoth specimen, one of the best ones ever found because it was buried so long in the ice, is named Jenya after the boy who found it. Would you like to be a scientist studying bones to learn about life long ago? Then you could become a paleontologist. Come to the Science Center to see our mammoth exhibit and uncover bones in the lentil pit!

Bored Kids During the Holiday Breaks? Come On By! Do your kids tend to get bored when school is out of session for holiday breaks? Come by this November to play and learn! We're usually open for our regular Tuesday-Saturday hours except on major holidays. If you're unsure whether we're open, check out our website at or give us a call at (509) 332-6869.

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You are cordially invited to attend the PHS Booster Auction Fundraiser Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the SEL Event Center • 1825 Schweitzer Drive, Pullman 5:30PM: Silent Auction and Social • 7:00PM: Dinner with Verbal Auction to follow Cost: $35 per person before 11/6/2012 • $45 per person after 11/6/2012 Credit cards accepted For reservations call Johanne at 332-3878 or email Johanne at (Reservations due by November 10th)

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Vol. 18 No. 11 • November 2012

Celebrating the 34th Annual

National Hospice Month

Tree of Lights Celebration set for Dec. 5th See page 11

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